Battery Grade Lithium Produced Following Successful First Pilot Test

February 4th 2018

A lithium mining company’s novel selective crystallization process is producing battery-grade lithium carbonate in a pilot plant at Saltworks Technologies. An executive leader from the mining company commented that they were “very pleased with the performance of the prototype pilot,” producing lithium carbonate of >99.56% purity.

The process includes Saltworks’ robotized BrineRefine water plant and our innovative process engineering. The result was a smart, simple process delivering excellent results rapidly. Saltworks is now advancing the design of a larger mobile pilot plant for the lithium mining company.

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Henry Tsin, Technology Director at Saltworks commented “It is great to see how a simple, elegant process using the lithium mining company’s intellectual property and Saltworks’ expertise achieves such a high purity.”


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